Dec. 10. Passive House Construction Standards & Affordable Housing Development. Prominent NYC Architect Chris Benedict, R.A., and Scott Short, Housing Director, Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council (RBSCC – the non-profit developer), will explain Passive House construction standards and the principles of super insulation, tight building and apartment construction, eliminating thermal bridging, and ventilation/heat recapture/exchange. Passive House construction may be accomplished at the same costs as general construction methods and save from 70% to 90% of standard energy usage, and is very appropriate for affordable housing development by community based organizations like RBSCC. Register at http://www.nycharities.org/events/EventLevels.aspx?ETID=7462
Dec. 17. 11 am – 12:30 pm. Site Visit/Field Trip to A (Green) Passive House Affordable Multi-Family Building. NY City Architect Chris Benedict, R.A., and Scott Short, Housing Director, Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council, the developer, will walk us through the construction site of the Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizen Council’s 100% affordable housing development and explain the construction process in keeping with Passive House standards. We will also get a chance to understand up-close all the building systems, proper installation, maintenance & repair, including the Passive House (Green) aspects of the building envelope, mechanical, electrical, heating and heat recapture & redistribution, cooling and plumbing systems, orientation, etc. This class will meet promptly at 10:45 am at the site, Knickerbocker Commons, 803 Knickerbocker Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11207.
Special ANHD Members GPRO Operations & Maintenance Essentials (GPRO O&M Class)
• 2-Day Training: January 7th and 14th, • 1/2-Day Review & Exam: January 15th, 9am–1pm.
Classes held at Solar One’s training lab: 11-17 43rd Avenue (entrance on 12th Street), Queens.
To register go to: www.Solar1.org/affordable-housing-training. Or contact Gary Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-576-5663
Solar One, NYC’s Green Energy Education Center, with support from NYSERDA and in partnership with the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development, Inc., now offers technical training for Affordable Housing building staff and property managers. Whether you are a superintendent, porter, property manager, or building maintainer, this course and certification will help you make informed decisions about how to operate buildings efficiently and safely. Going green will reduce costs and tenant complaints while increasing comfort and energy efficiency.
This 2-1/2 day (including exam) certificate program is designed to provide the critical tools for transitioning from conventional to sustainable operations.
• Fundamentals of green buildings
• Understanding NYC Energy auditing and Retro-Commissioning requirements
• Using building metrics to improve performance
• Minimizing energy use through energy efficient lighting
• Strategies for improving the building envelope
• Employing strategies for more efficient and cost effective heating and cooling systems
• Reducing water use
With support from NYSERDA, Solar One offers these classes to affordable housing operators at a 70% discount.
Course Length (including exam) Regular Price NYSERDA funding Your contribution
GPRO O&M 2 ½ days $525 $368 $157